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This Is 40 (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  21 December 2012 (USA)
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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.

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Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by napierslogs

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The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'

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Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,579,175 (USA) (21 December 2012)

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$67,523,385 (USA) (22 February 2013)
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The main characters from "Knocked Up", Ben (Seth Rogen) and Alison (Katherine Heigl), do not appear in this "sort-of sequel", but references to both characters are made: A picture of Alison can be seen on the wall and Pete plays Scrabble on his iPad with Ben and later mentions getting marijuana cookies from Ben. Three other, more minor characters from Knocked Up, do appear in this movie as well: Charlyne Yi's character Jodi (an amiable stoner in Knocked up; now an employee in Debbie's store), Jason Segel's character Jason (one of Ben's best friends with a crush on Debbie in Knocked Up; now Debbie's personal trainer) and Tim Bagley reprises his role as OB/GYN Dr. Pellagrino. See more »

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When Pete and Debbie drive back from the hotel, the gear selector of the car shows that the car is in "P", while they are driving. See more »

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Would have been great... if it was an hour shorter!
22 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think I know my issue with Judd Apatow's movies.

They're always overdrawn. I think Apatow is a true Auteur, and has intelligent, stylish ways of telling a story.

Like almost all his flicks, this movie has laughs, heart and drama.... A LOT of drama.

Apatow should either write, or direct his movies, not both. I have a feeling if someone else took the directors chair/ producers chair, the movie would be significantly shorter.

I don't mind drama in movies, but when the extra hour of the movie is filled up with only drama, then I become irritated.

This is a movie you should rent/watch on Netflix. The writing and direction are both good, but you need to pace yourself, take breaks, come back later after getting some air, because 2.5 hours is to long for a movie like this.

This is all my opinion of course, so take it or leave it.

Regardless of anything, enjoy your night out at the movies, you earned it!


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